Letter: A Bible-based perspective on equality

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 01:15 AM

To the editor:

In the March 2 column “Equality: We Have To Make It Right” by Brent Tomberlin, Mr. Tomberlin addresses the coming-out party of the sports and political world’s heroes of Homosexuality who have become the perverse poster boys for their elite places in society. Mr. Tomberlin then defends their supposed right to bring their private lives into a public arena without any measured accountability from the “pulpit to the newswire.”

The tolerance that Mr. Tomberlin is proposing is the leftist right to voice its ideology and impose its beliefs on others, as it demands the moral mainstream to be silent on any given subject. Dear Sir, it is the pulpits of America that helped form freedom’s vision in the hearts of our patriotic predecessors. A French politician and statesman, Alexis de Tocqueville said, “I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her rivers, lands, and prairies, and it was not there. Not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.”

The story of the church is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for all men from every walk of life, regardless of their sinful deeds. John 3: 16, states that “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son …” And, no matter how deplorable anyone’s chosen lifestyle might be, we all have to pause at the cross and say, “Jesus paid it all.”

Mr. Tomberlin stated as well, “I agree with the words in the scripture about homosexuality.” The apostle Paul did not preach a gospel of “tolerance, but of transformation.” The Godly apostle declared unto the Corinthian Church in 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10, that the “effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (Sodomites) … shall inherit the kingdom of God.” He then said in, 1Co 6:11, “And such were some of you (He was saying that some of them were, as in past tense, Sodomites), but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” The same Savior that died for sinners delivers them from the habitual hold that sin has.

Christian people are imperfect people who every day must trust in a perfect Savior for the victory we need. And, “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10: 13.

In closing, we should defend anybody’s First Amendment right to voice their personal position on any given subject. The value system of our patriotic forefathers granted this liberty to do so through the printed page, and the public address. Now that freedom carries over to the various sources of audio and visual media. But, to demand free speech without accountability for some, while trying to censor it for others is a bias that none of us should tolerate!

Joe Angle

Lenoir